To Resolve Project is a good looking collection of New Year’s resolutions by various artists and designers in the form of downloadable wallpapers.
To Resolve Project is a good looking collection of New Year’s resolutions by various artists and designers. Should you find one you wish to make your own, you’re in luck, because and they come in the form of downloadable wallpapers. Curator Chris Streger is inviting everyone to contribute a design to the project and he even has some templates to get you started.
Here are a few of my favourites so far:
Is it just me or is the brush script lettering style making a comeback?
Is it just me or is the brush script lettering style making a comeback? Originally popularised by the advertising of the 1940s and 50s, brush script lost its appeal when the rational grid based Swiss Style emerged in the 1960s.
While brush script is often avoided due to its tendency to look, well, kind of corny, I am noticing many designers reclaiming its place in more thoughtful solutions. Brush lettering adds a sense of fun and irreverence, especially when coupled with more formal typefaces.
Here are a few examples I found today:
The concept of the materials stems from the hand-drawn, brush lettering that was originally inspired by small grocery stores, bodegas, and buying things on sale by the pound. So we extended the idea of blowout sale prices to the t-shirt, tote bag, and sketchbook by just listing the production price on the front.
A professional display of 50 No Handed Bike Moves performed to “Golden Tree” by Martin Brooks. Video by Ninian Doff.
Deck designs by Albin Holmqvist for a Swedish skateboard company called Sweet Skateboards.
Aspic and Asphalt fonts designed by AnOther Magazine’s creative director Gareth Hague.
Just a fad or is brush script back for good? Any other noteworthy examples you can think of?
This post is about three different, yet related things that caught my attention in recently…
This post is about three different, yet related things that caught my attention recently…
1. Live the language commercials
EF (Education First) released “four short films that will make you want to pack your bags” and travel to Paris, Barcelona, Beijing and London. They got Stockholm based Art director & designer Albin Holmqvist to take care of the beautiful typographic treatment in each video.
I am super excited to be visiting Spain soon, so I decided to post the Barcelona video below, but be sure to take a look at the other three commercials too.
EF – Live The Language – Barcelona
2. Fonts in use
The Fonts in Use project is a great idea and is best explained by editor Stephen Coles:
At Fonts In Use we’ll catalog and examine real-world typography wherever it appears — branding, advertising, signage, packaging, publications, in print and online — with an emphasis on the typefaces used.
Curious about the fonts used by Holmqvist in the Paris commercial? Look no further, Fonts in Use offers a fantastic analysis.
3. Logotypes for EF destinations
Following the success of his work on Live the Language, Holmqvist was commissioned by EF to create logotypes for each of their 40 destinations worldwide including my home city, Cape Town. Below are a couple of examples, see more in his portfolio at albinholmqvist.com.